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4 Paranormal and Other Strange Roadside Attractions

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2. UCM Museum: Abita Springs, Louisiana
The UCM Museum in Abita Springs, Louisiana, has everything you could ever hope for if kitsch is what you seek.
The UCM Museum in Abita Springs, Louisiana, has everything you could ever hope for if kitsch is what you seek.
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A labor of love for artist John Preble, the UCM Museum (pronounced "you-see-'em museum) is "Louisiana's most eccentric museum," and that is a serious understatement.

The consummate roadside attraction opened in 2000 and features everything from the "House of Shards," bejeweled with chunks of shattered pottery, to "Aliens Trashed Our Airstream Trailer," a mobil home impaled by a flying saucer.

Elsewhere, the museum houses Buford the Bassigator, a collection of pocket combs and paint-by-number masterworks, a shrine to Elvis, and a miniature river town.

See our final section for information on a UFO landing pad in Alberta, Canada. (No landings have been reported...yet.)


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